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Is Open Plan Kitchen Design Over?

Posted by admin on January 22, 2019 at 2:03 pm. Filed under: General

Of all the design styles over the years, there is one that has stood the test of time. Open plan kitchen design has been around since the 70s but has this popular kitchen layout finally run its course? In this blog post, we explore this question.

As the way that people use kitchens changed as did the layout and design. Open plan kitchens went from strength to strength with many homeowners opening up their cooking spaces to other rooms such as dining and living rooms. One of the reasons for this was that people desired a more sociable environment that allowed friends and family to congregate. The open plan design accommodated multiple activities such as homework, conversation and watching television, instead of just cooking – this appealed to the masses.

Open plan kitchens design offer a highly sociable solution for your home.

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But domesticity evolves and it seems that many are reverting back to a closed design. A separate kitchen does have its appeal with cooking smells, visible dirty dishes and noise being restricted to a single room. Aside from this, there seems to be a movement back to the past and many people desire the “more interesting” multiple room layout of older houses. The desire for a large kitchen is still prevalent though, something that is apparent when you consider the country kitchen trend with large farmhouse dining tables at their centre.

It seems that many people love the aesthetic and sociable aspects of an open plan kitchen but feel that the disadvantages can prove to much of a hurdle to cross. One option which offers the best of both worlds is to open up, but keep the living room separate. An L-shape kitchen is perfect for this, especially in terms of a kitchen diner. Cabinets organised along just two walls gives you space for a dining table and as a result instantly creates a more social area for people to sit and talk to you whilst you cook.

So, is open plan kitchen design over? No, probably not for a long time yet. However alternative styles are becoming increasingly popular. Let us explore some examples of both open plan design and some alternatives.

This kitchen has an open plan design with plenty of space for a dining table and sofa.

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This kitchen has an open plan design with plenty of space for a dining table and sofa.

A seating area is incorporated into this L-shaped kitchen.

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A seating area is incorporated into this L-shaped kitchen.

This light and airy open plan kitchen has been designed with a blue and white colour scheme.

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This light and airy open plan kitchen has been designed with a blue and white colour scheme.

This kitchen is a great alternative to open plan design and separates the living room from the kitchen diner.

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This kitchen is a great alternative to open plan design and separates the living room from the kitchen diner.

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